José F. Paris

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Atmospheric optical communication has been receiving considerable attention recently for use in high data rate wireless links (Juarez et al., 2006)-(Zhu & Kahn, 2002). Considering their narrow beamwidths and lack of licensing requirements as compared to microwave systems, atmospheric optical systems are appropriate candidates for secure, high data rate,(More)
Recently, a new and generalized statistical model, called M or Málaga distribution, was proposed to model the irradiance fluctuations of an unbounded optical wavefront (plane and spherical waves) propagating through a turbulent medium under all irradiance fluctuation conditions in homogeneous, isotropic turbulence. Málaga distribution was demonstrated to(More)
This paper provides new results for a family of incomplete Lipschitz–Hankel integrals (ILHIs) which also lead to the evaluation of certain integrals involving the generalized Marcum Q function. These mathematical results are then applied to analyze the bit error rate (BER) of adaptive modulation over multiple-input–multiple-output (MIMO) fading channels(More)
In this letter, the utilization of a finite number of power levels per constellation in adaptive QAM schemes for flat fading channels is analyzed. Assuming a maximum target BER, the optimum switching thresholds in order to maximize the spectral efficiency are found for Rayleigh fading. Both analysis and simulation results show that a small number of power(More)
The upcoming Third-Generation Partnership Project—Long-Term Evolution (3GPP-LTE) cellular standard will employ spatial multiplexing to significantly increase the data rates. Detection of the spatially multiplexed signals is an essential issue in the design of an LTE receiver. In this paper, we evaluate the performance–complexity tradeoffs for a set of(More)
A landscape approach using remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) technologies was developed to discriminate between villages at high and low risk for malaria transmission, as defined by adult Anopheles albimanus abundance. Satellite data for an area in southern Chiapas, Mexico were digitally processed to generate a map of landscape(More)
Use of multispectral satellite data to predict arthropod-borne disease trouble spots is dependent on clear understandings of environmental factors that determine the presence of disease vectors. A blind test of remote sensing-based predictions for the spatial distribution of a malaria vector, Anopheles pseudopunctipennis, was conducted as a follow-up to two(More)
In this Letter we derive exact closed-form expressions for the outage probability (OP) in η-μ fading channels. First, a general expression in terms of the confluent Lauricella function is derived for arbitrary values of μ. Next, we restrict the analysis to physical η-μ channel models, i.e. to integer values of 2μ, and obtain exact closed-form expressions(More)